By Lorenzo Recupero
Encore Boston Harbor and Murphys Boxing is setting the stage for the first live-action entertainment of the summer at the newly opened 2.6 billion dollar resort.
Murphys Boxing, a promotion team founded in 2014 by the band Dropkick Murphys’ frontman Ken Casey, is collaborating with Encore for a championship title fight to take place at the entertainment venue within the resort.
On July 12, Stoneham’s Greg “The Villain”Vendetti will take on Michael Anderson of New Jersey for the IBA Junior Middleweight World Championship.
The 2,000 plus capacity venue at Encore will also play host to several other fights featuring the “who’s who” of Massachusetts boxers leading up to the main event.
Murphys Boxing’s Director of Communications, Chris Jay, expressed optimism for the future of the partnership with Encore and what it that means for boxing enthusiast in the area — and beyond — looking to have a unique and intimate boxing experience at a first-class venue.